Breaking free from BHP

Breaking free from BHP

Dear friends, We’ve got a bumper mailout for you this time, with masses of news of our recent involvement in a solidarity visit to communities affected by the Cerrejon coal mine in Colombia and London activities in commemoration of the Marikana Massacre in South...
When will GCM Resources be put out of its misery?

When will GCM Resources be put out of its misery?

Photo: Diamond Studios Report on the GCM Resources AGM, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1, Tuesday 9 December 2014 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network (GCM Resources has only one active project, the Phulbari coal project: this is a plan for an opencast...
A Call to ARMS: the dumb and the dumber at Bumi

A Call to ARMS: the dumb and the dumber at Bumi

Andrew Hickman of LMN member group Down to Earth reflects on the final settlement of the dispute at Bumi plc, now renamed as Asia Resource Minerals. You may have seen articles in the press on the twitter spat between Nat Rothschild and Aga Bakrie calling each other...
The Tragic Roundabout

The Tragic Roundabout

By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator (with assistance from Andy Whitmore, LMN Co-chair) Readers of a certain age (i.e. those who are beginning to get a bit long in the tooth, like me) may remember the original version of The Magic Roundabout, in which,...
Asia Resource Minerals (the company formerly known as Bumi) gives Bakries more time for split

Asia Resource Minerals (the company formerly known as Bumi) gives Bakries more time for split

Coal miner Asia Resource Minerals Plc (ARM) has agreed to give the influential Bakrie family four more weeks to fulfill requirements for their split from the company, further delaying a step which could pave the way for the company's turnaround. Indonesia-focused ARM, previously known as Bumi Plc, has been hit by shareholder battles, allegations of wrongdoing and falling coal prices.